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Swimming App Professional


The Swimming App Professional currently focuses on open water swimming and shows you key parameters like speed, pace, distance, etc. with high sensitivity GPS. Additionally an ANT+™ compatible sensor for heart rate and temperature monitoring is supported. It is designed as as watch app (and not a data field or widget).</p><p>This version is currently in BETA status and completely FREE without limitations. Everybody who provides constructive feedback will get the PREMIUM Version as present. This is the last time where all features are available for free.</p>

What’s New

Add generic activity type to overcome the Garmin limitation that heart rate is not present</p><p>Wait until good GPS signal is present upon startup in order to avoid wrong metrics</p><p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • epix™ epix™
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (403 Ratings)

Benedikt Lind
June 26, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

The distance calculation doesn‘t work properly on the FR235. I swam 2300 meters and it calculated 3900 meters. Sorry, thats way to much.

June 25, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Works great. Only flaw is that GPS polling time seems around 1 min instead of 1 sec. At least that's what it looks like on the map. Forerunner 245 music. Watch was above water during entire swim.

Lloyd Deviney
June 25, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Like some other reviewers, the distance calculation is off (had me swimming 30% more than I did) for me and it has me swimming on land quite a bit. It's as if the GPS check time is too infrequent. I looked for a way to have the GPS check more frequently, but couldn't find one. Otherwise, I like the app look and functionality...just isn't much use without accurate distance. Seems like it is working for a lot of people, so I may be doing something wrong. I read the FAQ about GPS accuracy, but I found that the distance listed on the watch during the workout was just as inaccurate as the distance that ended up in Garmin Connect.

Jackson Carvalho
June 24, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

It's a great app. I recommend it to everyone. Well detailed and accurate in your information.

Ori Sar
June 24, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

1. Need much bigger fonts to view my progress in the water, Distance and HR. 2. Should not calculate distance if the App on Halt mode, even if reactivating at a distance from last location

Dan wood
June 23, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Perfect, exactly what i was looking for. Works great on my vivoactive 3

Juan Manuel alcayde guirado
June 23, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Fantastica aplicación para nadadores, cumple perfectamente con lo esperado, enhorabuena

June 23, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Gute App mit plausiblen Anzeigen. Gut, GPS KANN nicht sauber klappen, wenn die Uhr unter Wasser ist, aber die Anzeige ist mindestens so gut wie für die Garmin APP selber. Nur das die HR wieder nur über den externen Brustgurt ausgelesen wird ist sehr ärgerlich. Ich weiß nicht was Garmin da hat, aber ES KLAPPT auch beim Schwimmen (evtl. etwas fester anziehen?). Jede Walking APP, beim Schwimmen verwendet, zeigt die HR ziemlich sauber an.

June 23, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

It is a good application.

June 21, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Not sure the distance is correct. The others I swam with and my watch differed by .5miles which is a lot to consider when racing. Too much to look at on the screen, I prefer sleek, big numbers.

June 21, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

I doesent work for me. I have try it 3 Times and the distance is totaly wrong. I have tried it on open water with butterfly swim.

June 20, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Seit dem lrtzten Update ist der GPS-Empfang viel schlechter geworden!

June 20, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

I used the app today for the first time. It showed 1km to much, instead of 1.7km id showed me 2.7km. The gps wasn‘t correct eather, it sais i swam on land.

June 20, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

It's oky as long as u dont swimm in butterfly style. If u do distance is inaccurate because almost all the time wach is under water and GPS isn't working there :)

June 20, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

been using this app for around 2months now and the only thing I find frustrating is trying to get it to stop recording on the Vivo active 3 music but still the best open water swim app

Ellen Cahill
June 19, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Great app! Delighted to be able to record open water on my VA3. Two minor things 1 - it would be nice to have a 'settings' option to set a default view rather than having to scroll through all options 2 - I read FAQs re GPS accuracy, makes sense. Distance shown for the app is far more accurate than the Garmin distance, can this distance be used as the recorded distance in the Garmin app? Or exported to Strava?

Claudio Pomponi
June 18, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Senza gps non funziona!

Dan-Alexandru Gheorghe
June 18, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Thank you for the app. I am using it with garmin vivoactive 3. When i bought the watch, my only concern was that i cannot use it with openwater swimming. This app solved my issue. It is pretty accurate as well. It has one minor bug that might be fixed easily. When i am swimming, it shows me the distance in meters. After i finish the exercise, it shows smaller distance, but if you go to the details it shows the accurate total distance. For example, i swam over 2200 meters which is shown corectly in the details, but in the title/summary it shows 1.63 km.

Janek Rauter
June 17, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Der perfekte App für die vivoactiv3 .... Funktioniert bei mir tadellos ... Selbst die HR Funktion im Wasser funktioniert ganz gut ... Zu 95% genaue Übereinstimmung zum Schwimmpulsgurt

Δημήτριος Αθανασόπουλος
June 17, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Excellent app with many options

June 15, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

problem with gps, it looks like it is inactive.

June 14, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

I had been struggling to find an openwater swimming app from the vivoactive 3, this has solved it. Good accuary on distance and pace. Only minor thing is I cannot add it to my favourite activities.

Randy Clements
June 12, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Need an activity “history “ or “archive” page to go back and review or re-push old activities that did not auto sync to garmin/ Strava/ TrainingPeaks etc.

June 10, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Was struggling to find a good open water swimming app and this has solved my problems. Accuracy was perfect when put beside an Apple Watch and Garmin Quatix ! Easy to read fields on the Vivoactive 3.

Nikko Price
June 9, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

Used for first time today. Happy with this app. Took more than a few minutes to find GPS, but I don’t think that’s the app’s fault. Distance was slightly inaccurate, but as good as you can get on the Vivoactive. Thanks for a great app.

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